County wins award for financial reporting

County Controller Margaret Reif (seated center) and staff in the Chester County Controller’s Office, who were awarded the Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Seated, left and right: Carol Pollitz and Anitha Rajagopal Rao; Back row, left to right: Tacie Himelright, Jenny Suryani, Catherine Advincula and Bob Park. WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Controller’s Office received...

Phoenixville honored for Commitment to Community

PHOENIXVILLE — At the November Borough Council Meeting, the Borough of Phoenixville accepted a prize check from Dallas Data Systems, Inc. for being the winner of their 2018 Commitment to Community Contest. The Commitment to Community Contest allows municipalities to enroll their community projects or charities, and then encourages their community to vote for their project in hopes of winning...

Downingtown-Thorndale Chamber holds 73rd annual dinner

The dinner was held with a packed house at Downingtown Country Club. DOWNINGTOWN — The Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce held its 73rd Annual Chamber Dinner & Awards Program on April 24 at the Downingtown Country Club. The Chamber’s 2018 Civic Awards were presented to Virginia “Ginny” Pierce (Citizen of the Year), Downingtown Country Club (Business of the Year), Housing...

Coatesville Area High School Hall of Fame 2017 inductees announced

Maurice Gaffney, Thomas Walker, James Brooks, Gregory Hunter, Coach (and current State Representative) Harry Lewis Jr. from the 1983 State Runner up Indoor Track and Field Team, and 1984 State Runner up Outdoor Track and Field Teams COATESVILLE — The committee for the Coatesville Area High School Sports Hall of Fame announced the 2017 Inductees, who will be honored at an October dinner: Derrick...

Goats take center stage at 4-H livestock show

Frank Reith won Best in Show. HONEY BROOK – The Chester County 4-H Dairy Goat Show was held at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County on Rt. 322, Honey Brook as part of the 4-H Fair Week.  A total of 35 goat projects were exhibited and 24 4-H youth participants.  This year the show was divided into four classes – Alpine Dairy Goats, LaMancha Dairy Goats, Pet Goats and Market Goats. Rachel...

Chesco Emergency Services tabbed for awards

Chester County has received two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs developed by the county’s Department of Emergency Services. The two programs – Care Under Fire and Youth First Responder’s Career Training – picked up the accolades within NACo’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety category. Both awards will be formally recognized on July 23...

Longwood FC honors du Pont, Ruoss

Brent du Pont (center) receives Jim McGovern award from Chief A. J. McCarthy (left) and Brad Bowman Jr., President of the Board of Directors. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Longwood Fire Company has presented its prestigious Jim McGovern Service Award to Brent du Pont. The award was given during Longwood’s annual banquet. Also honored for his 20 years of volunteer service was Matt Ruoss. Ruoss served 18...

Parker named to Chester Co. Hall of Fame

From left: Bill Bogle, Chester County Economic Development Council Board Chair, Dr. Jerry Parker, Chester County Hall of Fame award winner and President of Delaware County Community College and Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council President and CEO. EXTON – Dr. Jerry Parker helped lead the charge to bring a community college to Chester County when none existed. Now the institution...

McGuire wins CCATO Marshall student award

Nolan McGuire, Kevin Kerr, First Vice President of CCATO and Supervisor at Upper Uwchlan Township, and Dr. Dorothy Ives Dewey the Chair of the Department of Geography and Planning as West Chester University of Pennsylvania and is the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs. West Chester University graduate student Nolan McGuire was named Lewis H. Marshall Awardee by...

TCHS Pickering student honored as good citizens

TCHS Pickering students pose with their DAR Good Citizen’s Award certification of recognition. Left to right: Pablo Gonzalez and Cassandra Tiburcio. PHOENIXVILLE — Two students from the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pickering Campus demonstrated that good citizenship always pays dividends. Full-time TCHS Pickering student Pablo Gonzalez received the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR)...